Mercer acquires talent-assessment firm Mettl

This acquisition will mark Mercer’s foray into the talent assessment space and further strengthen its capabilities as talent a consultant.

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Mercer, a global consulting company has acquired the Gurgaon-based talent assessment company, Mettl.

Mettl, founded by Tonmoy Shingal and Ketan Kapoor, has been around for eight years now. It provides content across psychometric assessments, aptitude tests and IT/Non-IT domain tests, along with a SaaS platform to conduct secure online assessments.

Mercer is part of $14 billion Marsh & McLennan Companies, a global colsulatnt in the areas of risk, strategy and people.

This acquisition will mark Mercer’s foray into the talent-assessment space and further strengthen its capabilities as a talent consultant.

Anish Sarkar, CEO, India, Mercer believes, “The combination of Mercer’s pedigree and talent industry experience in India and Mettl’s leading-edge and scalable proprietary technology platform, will enable companies in India to improve their workforce as they prepare for the future of work amidst rapid digitisation.”Mettl’s secure and scalable software as a service (SaaS) allows organisations to use assessments to measure talent, thereby maximising human potential.

“By leveraging Mercer’s global footprint and leadership position, we can sustainably scale our presence and reach, helping companies avoid the cost of suboptimal hiring decisions amidst ongoing digital disruption,” says Ketan Kapoor, CEO, Mettl.

Mercer’s SaaS platform utilises big data analytics and proprietary content to measure personality, ability and job-specific skills.

Mettl also licenses its platform as a stand-alone technology for clients’ own content. With its SaaS platform, it conducts multilingual assessments in more than 80 countries.

“By leveraging Mercer’s global footprint and leadership position, we can sustainably scale our presence and reach, helping companies avoid the cost of suboptimal hiring decisions amidst ongoing digital disruption,” says Ketan Kapoor, CEO, Mettl.

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